The Girl on the Train……… (Movie or Book?)
The book? Amazing!!!! The movie? Well, not so much!!
Ok, let’s get the facts straight.
The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins. It was an instant hit, becoming the No.1 on the New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list dated 1 February 2015. Let me just tell you this, it’s an amazing book. From the moment I turned the first page, I was hooked on it, until I turned the last. The story is narrated by the protagonist Rachel Watson, who is an alcoholic. She catches daily glimpses of a seemingly perfect couple, as she commutes to her so-called workplace. And then one day something shocking happens, after which, a series of events unfold which changes Rachel’s life. No, I’m not gonna say much, because, this is one novel that you really don’t want to miss. Trust me on that! Paula Hawkins has portrayed an exemplary talent in the art of storytelling, one that captivates and enchants the reader till the very end.
Now, let’s come to the movie. It was one of the most anticipated movies of 2016.
- Director: Tate Taylor
- Story by: Paula Hawkins
- Main Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Edgar Ramirez, Allison Janney etc.
It’s a good movie, yes. What with it having a wonderful cast and an amazing storyline and all that. But it just did not possess the soul of the story. It was narrated a little blandly; it felt like a pizza without cheese, LOL!! I mean, once you start seeing the movie, you do kind of go along with it, but you aren’t exactly all that thrilled, get it?
I would give the movie a rating of 2 out of 5, what about you?